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Live Entertainment From The Royal Dukes Band

Hear that?? If live entertainment is a must for your big day, you have to check out the Royal Dukes Band. Whether you’re hosting a backyard soiree or a black-tie bash, Royal Dukes Band will get the party started with your wedding ceremony, and keep it going all night long, through cocktail hour, dinner reception and dancing late into the wee hours.

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Q&A With Lewis Grell Of LG Event Entertainment

Today we’re turning our spotlight on Lewis Grell of LG Event Entertainment & Production, one of Houston’s hottest wedding entertainment companies. Read on to find out what makes this full-service DJ, lighting, special effects and audio-visual company a top pick for Houston weddings…and what LG Event Entertainment has in store for 2019 and 2020 couples!

Weddings in Houston: How did you get your start in wedding & event entertainment?

Lewis Grell: A good friend of mine asked me to DJ for him at his birthday party, and it wasn’t until then that I realized how much I love to entertain a crowd. This was the first step of DJing for me, and from there I became familiar with the events industry. Once I came to discover that the creativity within this profession was limitless, I was all in.

WIH: What are LG’s most in-demand wedding services?

LG: We offer a full-scale of entertainment and production—anywhere from simple lighting to a full-on CO2 blaster. Whatever you need, we can accommodate.
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Lighting: LG Event Entertainment & Production | Photo: Ama By Aisha | Venue: Crystal Ballroom At The Rice

WIH: What do you think makes LG such a standout in the Houston wedding entertainment market?

LG: We continually evolve with the latest trends. Whether the couple knows exactly what they want or haven’t started their planning, we always suggest out-of-the-box ideas. For example: dancing dinosaur costumes!

WIH: What’s hot on the music, dance and entertainment scene for 2019-2020 weddings?

LG: You’d have to come into our showroom and find out!
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Entertainment: LG Event Entertainment & Production | Photo: Kasey Lynn Photography

WIH: Fair enough! OK…what’s your favorite first dance song?

LG: Sir Mix-A-Lot’s “Baby Got Back”… just kidding! My most prized first dance would have to be something that truly represents the couple. Anything that has sentimental value to them.

WIH: What do you love most about working with wedding couples?

LG: The connection between the two, most definitely. I love meeting couples and just seeing the spark that’s there. Not only is it admirable, it drives me to do whatever I can to give them the best, most memorable night of their life.

Want to learn more? Schedule your appointment to visit LG Event Entertainment and discover how they can turn your wedding reception into the PARTY of a lifetime, for you and your guests!

Congratulations NACE Houston 2018 Winners!

NACE Houston 2018 Winners awards event industry

NACE (National Association of Catering and Events) is THE national organization for event professionals. And this week, the Houston chapter of NACE handed out its prestigious annual awards for achievement in event design and production at a gala presentation at the JW Marriott Houston Downtown. We’re thrilled to announce that the list of winners includes a LOT of Weddings in Houston partners, whose talents are responsible for the gorgeous weddings we feature daily here on the blog and in the pages of Weddings in Houston magazine. We’d like to take a moment to congratulate our NACE Houston 2018 winners on their awesome honors. Thank YOU, NACE members, for bringing so much joy and beauty to Houston weddings!!

Grayhouse Events Atelier
  • Floral Design of the Year
  • Wedding of the Year $50,000 – $100,000
  • Event Production of the Year < $50,000
  • Event Production of the Year > $100,000
Danny Ray And The Acoustic Production
  • Entertainment Production of the Year
A Day To Remember
  • Wedding of the Year < $50,000 (with House of Hough)
EB Inc. Event Rentals & Design
  • Event Design & Decor of the Year < $50,000 (with Johanna Terry Events, Bradley David Entertainment, GTX Productions, En Vogue Events)
EB Inc. Event Rentals & Design | Bright Star Productions | Dream Bouquet
  • Catered Event of the Year (with Melange Catering, J&D Entertainment, Houston Museum of Natural Science)
LG Event Entertainment & Production
  • Wedding of the Year > $100,000 (with Johanna Terry Events, Carlton Woods)
Hilton Houston Post Oak
  • Wedding of the Year > $100,000 (with Events By Sarah)
Gina Gutierrez, Cakes by Gina
  • Networker of the Year Award
Andy Hopper, Blooms Design Studio
  • Industry Ally Award
Kerri Childress, Sandlewood Manor
  • Above & Beyond Award

We are so proud of these top Houston wedding vendors and their awesome accomplishments! Visit their websites for information about what they do and how they can serve you, and find these fabulous Houston wedding vendors and more in the Weddings in Houston wedding vendor directory!

 

 

Hot Houston Wedding Music: Emerald City Band

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Photo: f8studio
One of the absolute hottest acts on the Houston wedding music scene is also one of the hottest bands around, period.

If you’ve heard all the recent buzz about Emerald City Band, it’s with good reason: This incredible music outfit sizzles. No–it SCORCHES. With a client list that includes everyone from Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, to the Super Bowl, to the White House (yes, THAT White House), this nationally renowned super group has rocked some of the highest-profile weddings in the country. And they wanna rock yours. Click here to read the rest of this post »

Fun Houston Selfie Photo Booth: Oh Snap

Wedding Planning, Photography, Photo Booth, Houston Vendors
Photo: Oh Snap Selfie Photo Booth

Listen up, you guys: If you’re not planning to have a wedding photo booth at your bash, we’ve got something that’s gonna change your mind. Oh Snap Selfie Photo Booth has an awesome selection of photo booth and photo sharing options for weddings and pre-wedding celebrations (bachelorette parties, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners…you get the picture ; ), that fit into any environment, from super-swanky to low-key and laid-back. We’re especially into their Boomerang GIF Booths and 3D Selfie Booths, both of which are “open air,” so everyone who wants to can check out your photo booth hijinks while they wait to make their own (slightly embarrassing, totally fun) memories. Wanna kick it up a notch? Click here to read the rest of this post »